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DOST Reviewer with Answer Keys (2024) 

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The DOST scholarship is one of the most prominent scholarship grants in the Philippines, known for its prestige and extensive benefits. This highly regarded scholarship provides not only financial assistance for tuition fees but also stipends for living expenses, book allowances, and other educational costs. 

Here’s a list of review questions for you to study along with downloadable PDFs to help you be ready for your DOST exam. We’ve also added a few important information that you need to know. Good luck!

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What is the Coverage of the DOST Qualifying Exam?

This part revolves around your familiar high school subjects and some sub-parts that will test your mental alertness, precision, and accuracy of your thoughts and actions.

  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Non-Verbal Reasoning
  • English
  • Science
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical-Technical

  1. What level does the mice primarily eat in?
  • 3rd trophic level
  • 1st trophic level
  • 4th trophic level
  • 2nd trophic level
  1. Metamorphic rock can form from:
  • sedimentary rock only
  • igneous or sedimentary rock
  • magma
  • igneous rock only
  1. The following are the half lives of four active isotopes. Which one of the following is the most dangerous to handle?
  • 13 days
  • 0.01 minute
  • 100 years
  • 3 billion years
  1. Peanut ran 50 meters in 10 seconds. What was Peanut’s average speed?
  • 5 m/s North
  • 5 m/s
  • 2 m/s
  • 5 km/h
  1. The thinnest layer of the Earth is?
  • Crust
  • Asthenosphere
  • Lithosphere
  • Mantle

      7. In natural selection, one variation which is present in ALL members of a population is called a -?

  • diversity
  • speciation
  • adaptation
  • genotype

      8. Natural radioactivity was discovered by:

  • Ernest Rutherford
  • Marie Curie
  • Henri Becquerel
  • Enrico Fermi

      9. Most of the mass in an atom is made up of _____________________?

  • protons and electrons
  • neutrons and electrons
  • electrons and quarks
  • protons and neutrons

   10. According to Newton’s third law of motion, when a hammer strikes and exerts force on a nail, the nail-

  • moves at a constant speed.
  • exerts an equal and opposite force on the hammer.
  • creates friction with the hammer.
  • disappears into the wood.

    11. Which layer of Earth has the GREATEST density and is solid?

  • inner core
  • mantle
  • outer core
  • crust

    12. It is a special area of the atmosphere that protects the Earth from harmful ultraviolet rays emitted by the sun.

  • Thermosphere
  • Van Allen belts
  • Ionosphere
  • Ozone layer

   13. A force is a ____________________

  • motion
  • push or pull
  • net force
  • speed

   14. The gas used for artificial ripening of green fruit is:

  • Carbon dioxide
  • Acetylene
  • Ethylene
  • Ethane

    15. Optic fibers are mainly used for which of the following?

  • Weaving
  • Communication
  • Musical instruments
  • Food industry

    16. Which of the following is true about the kingdom Bacteria?

  • Bacteria have a cell wall.
  • Bacteria reproduce sexually.
  • Some bacteria have a nucleus.
  • Bacteria are not motile.

    17. Isotopes of an element contain same number of:

  • Electrons and neutrons.
  • Protons but different numbers of neutrons.
  • Neutrons but different numbers of protons.
  • Protons and neutrons.

    18. Smoke is an example of a _____ because its suspended particles are just small enough not to layer out.

  • Suspension
  • Colloid
  • Positive
  • Negative

    19. The living material comprising the bulk of a cell is called the:

  • Chloroplast
  • Genes
  • Cytochrome
  • Protoplasm

    20. Which particle does not contribute mass to the atom?

  • Electron
  • Proton
  • Neutron
  • Nucleus

    21. The universal law of gravitation was propounded by:

  • Nicolas Copernicus
  • Galileo Galilei
  • Johannes Kepler
  • Isaac Newton

    22. Kepler’s second law or the equal area law states that the closer a planet is to the sun the ________ it travels.

  • Faster
  • Slower
  • Lower
  • Higher

   23. Which symbiotic relationship is described by one individual benefiting and the other being neither harmed nor benefited?

  • Parasitism
  • Commensalism
  • Mutualism
  • Competition

  24. Distillation is the process of separating liquids by using _____.

  • evaporation and condensation
  • A catalyst
  • Precipitation and transpiration
  • a centrifuge

 25. Nucleotides are made up of sugar, phosphate, and..?

  • cholesterol
  • nitrogenous base
  • nucleic acid
  • fatty acid

   26. The transfer of heat by the movement of a fluid is called

  • radiation
  • thermal transfer
  • convection
  • conduction

   27. During summer, we feel comfortable under a fan because it:

  • Throws cool air on us.
  • Set the air in motion, thereby increasing the evaporation of sweat.
  • Produces air which takes heat away from us.
  • Produces convection currents.

   28. The force of gravity on a person or object on the surface of a planet is called

  • mass
  • free fall
  • weight
  • terminal velocity

   29. The Earth’s diameter is approximately how many kilometers?

  • 15,448
  • 6,542
  • 9,655
  • 12,756

   30. Of the planets below, which has the largest number of satellites?:

  • Mercury
  • Jupiter
  • Pluto
  • Neptune

What are the DOST Scholarship Programs?

DOST-SEI (Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute) scholarships help deserving college and graduate students pursue a science and technology career.

1. RA 7687 or the “Science and Technology Act of 1994”

This undergraduate scholarship program is offered to deserving yet financially challenged students who are willing to pursue a course in one of the priority fields of science, mathematics, or engineering.

  • Your family’s annual gross income must not exceed the scholarship’s cut-off values to be qualified for this scholarship.

2. DOST-SEI Merit Scholarship Program

If your family’s annual income exceeds the poverty threshold limit, don’t lose hope yet.

  • You can still qualify for the DOST-SEI Merit Scholarship Program as long as you have a high aptitude in science and mathematics and are going to pursue a DOST priority field.

What Are the Benefits of the DOST Scholarship Program?

The primary reason most students apply for this scholarship is to ease the financial burden of attending college. Indeed, DOST supports its scholars with the following benefits: 

  • Tuition Fee Subsidy: Php 40, 000 per year (Only for those who will enroll in private Higher Education Institutions)
  • Book Allowance: Php 10, 000 per academic year
  • Group Health and Accident Insurance: Premium
  • Transportation Allowance: 1 economy-class round trip fare (for those studying outside the home province)
  • Monthly Living Allowance: Php 7, 000
  • Thesis Allowance: Php 10, 000
  • Graduation Allowance: Php 1, 000
  • PE/MS Uniform Allowance: Php 1, 000

If summer classes are required in your curriculum, the DOST scholarship will also provide these benefits:

  • Tuition and Other School Fees: Php 1, 500
  • Book Allowance: Php 500
  • Monthly Living Allowance: Php 7, 000

How To Maintain DOST Scholarship

You might have passed the qualifying exam, but it’s just the start of the journey. How you’ll be able to maintain that scholarship is the real battle that lies ahead.

In this section, we will provide some tips from DOST scholars on how to maintain the scholarship. 

1. Submit documentary requirements every semester.

DOST requires you to submit important documents such as University Registration Form every semester. Make sure that you submit them so that you will receive your benefits on time.

2. Develop good study habits to maintain your grade.

Here are some good study habits that you can use to maintain your scholarship:

  • Study daily – If you’re not the type of person who loves to open their books every day, it’s now the time to be one. Studying daily at least for an hour trains your brain and develops long-term memory of the concepts.
  • Avoid procrastination – Accomplish requirements as early as possible to avoid a stressful hell week (midterms or finals week). If you can finish homework today, don’t wait until tomorrow to get it done.
  • Organize your notes – Write your notes according to how you understand them, not based on the exact information you got from your teacher or a book.

3. Keep a good balance between your well-being and academic performance.

Find a time for you to relax and do the things that you want. Remember that taking a break is productive.

Moreover, incentivize yourself every time you accomplish a tiring requirement. Watch a movie, play video games, hang out with your friends, or do anything that will celebrate these “little victories”.

4. Avoid committing any act of academic dishonesty such as plagiarism.

Cheating and plagiarism are a big no if you want to maintain your scholarship. Refrain from committing these acts for you will lose your benefits once you get caught.

Tips and Warnings

  • Ask your teachers for assistance or advice. They can provide you with study materials or books that you can use to supplement your review. Moreover, they might also help you clarify some concepts that confuse you.
  • Decide whether you’re really committed to becoming a DOST scholar. The privileges of the scholarship come with plenty of responsibilities. Learn to deal with and accept the tradeoffs. Moreover, voluntary termination of the scholarship has consequences so make sure you’ll stay committed to the program.
  • Beware of Facebook pages and groups sharing fake information about DOST scholarship and even employment opportunities related to it. 

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How long will the DOST Scholarship support my studies?

DOST-SEI will support you until you complete your degree program, the duration of which depends on the period stated in your approved Program of Study (POS). For example, if you take a 4-year course (the course must be a DOST priority program), you will be supported for 4 years.

2. When is the DOST Qualifying Exam usually held?

The DOST qualifying exam is usually held every October. However, expect possible changes in  the conduct of the qualifying exam given the current circumstances.

3. How long is the DOST Qualifying Exam?

The exam is approximately 4 hours long. Some examinees claim that the time given is more than enough to accomplish the exam.

4. Are calculators allowed during the exam?

No, you have to perform calculations manually.

5. Is the DOST scholarship exam hard?

Some of the examinees said that the exam consists of easy and difficult questions. Moreover, it is quite easier than the UPCAT but more difficult than most of the college entrance exams. Nevertheless, with enough preparation and good review materials, you can definitely ace the exam.


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